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The 12 Best Seafood Restaurants Near Pacific Beach, San Diego

Updated: May 2, 2022

Is there anything tastier than a well-made plate of Seafood? Not when you have Pacific Beach restaurants like these. We analyzed millions of diner and critic reviews from the best sites for the freshest seafood places in Pacific Beach. Don’t wait before giving in to the craving for calamari, shrimp or salmon visit these spots ASAP!

Find the perfect Seafood spot

Lanna Thai Cuisine

Thai, $$, Pacific BeachThai, $$San Diego, Pacific Beach
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Mister Sushi

Japanese, $$, Pacific BeachJapanese, $$San Diego, Pacific Beach
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0

Pacific Beach Shore Club

American, $$, Pacific BeachAmerican, $$San Diego, Pacific Beach
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

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Himitsu

Japanese, $$$, La JollaJapanese, $$$San Diego, La Jolla
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Baci Restaurant

Italian, $$$, Bay ParkItalian, $$$San Diego, Bay Park
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2018

    22 Classic San Diego Restaurants and Bars

    Eater, 2018

Ulivo Restaurant

Italian, $$, Ocean BeachItalian, $$San Diego, Ocean Beach
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2020

    Where to Get Takeout Right Now in Ocean Beach

    Eater, 2020

Catania

Italian, $$$, La JollaItalian, $$$San Diego, La Jolla
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2015

    Dine With a View at These 11 Local Eateries

    Eater, 2015

Piatti

Italian, $$, La JollaItalian, $$San Diego, La Jolla
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Isola Pizza Bar

Italian, $$, La JollaItalian, $$San Diego, La Jolla
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Bistro Pazzo

Italian, $$, La JollaItalian, $$San Diego, La Jolla
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Giovanni's Italian Restaurant

Italian, $$, MorenaItalian, $$San Diego, Morena
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Blue Ocean / Harumama - La Jolla

Asian, $$, La JollaAsian, $$San Diego, La Jolla
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

How did we curate this list?

Finding the best spot to satisfy your Seafood craving shouldn't be so tough. We used our boam magic powers to analyze 823905 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 10162 restaurants, and 624 lists and articles from top sources like Eater. The restaurants you see have been featured in Eater - Where to Get Takeout Right Now in Ocean Beach, Eater - 22 Classic San Diego Restaurants and Bars and Eater - Dine With a View at These 11 Local Eateries. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their updated available services, so you can actually enjoy the food we show. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. These ten options are sure to delight.

Frequently asked questions

Pueblo, Oltre Mare, and Lanna Thai Cuisine are the highest-rated seafood spots that are good for a date night in Pacific Beach.

There are 24 seafood spots in Pacific Beach.

Sushi Ota and Pueblo are the highest-rated upscale spots for seafood in Pacific Beach.

Pueblo, Lanna Thai Cuisine, and Crushed are the highest-rated seafood spots for a pick-up order in Pacific Beach.

Sushi Ota, Costa Brava, and Oscars Mexican Seafood are the highest-rated seafood spots to get a quick lunch in Pacific Beach.

Drink pairing tips for Seafood

  • Vinho Verde Rose with your tempura prawn handroll

    If your food palns include Sushi, then you should consider helping it along with some white wine. We find that a Vinho Verde Rose, with its hits of green fruit, serves as the best pairing to the dish.

  • The perfect match for fish and chips

    When ordering fish and chips, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Cava, a popular sparkling wine.

Factoids about Seafood

  • October = Seafood festival

    The United States celebrates their appreciation for Seafood in style with the annual Santa Barbara Harbor & Seafood Festival. Expect all things Seafood at this popular event.

  • United Kingdom's National Fish and Chips Day

    June is when people in United Kingdom celebrate fish and chips - it is National Fish and Chips Day!

  • A match made in heaven: green tea & sushi

    Did you know that green tea pairs perfectly with sushi? Don’t believe us? Try it for yourself!

Parking info

Parking in Pacific Beach can be notoriously tough. To make your life easier, we partnered with SpotHero, an innovative digital parking reservation service, so you can easily and effortlessly find parking near your selected Seafood spot.

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